David Smedley Missildine

9 January 1907–21 March 1944 (Age 37)
Enterprise, Coffee, Alabama, United States

The Life of David Smedley

When David Smedley Missildine was born on 9 January 1907, in Enterprise, Coffee, Alabama, United States, his father, Thomas Jefferson Missildine, was 37 and his mother, Alice David Smedley, was 35. He married Margaret Adel Vinning in 1928, in Florida, United States. He lived in Ozark, Dale, Alabama, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1940. He died on 21 March 1944, in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Brunswick, Glynn, Georgia, United States.

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David Smedley Missildine
Margaret Adel Vinning
Marriage: 1928

Spouse and Children

Florida, United States

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1912 · McCreary County Created

Age 5

Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 11

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

Probably of English origin, a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Smedley Missildine in household of Alice D Missildine, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Smidley Missildine in household of Alice D Missildine, "United States Census, 1910"
  • David Smedley Missildine, "United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949"

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